Title I Nonpublic Service At A Glance
Certified Reading Specialists provide service to eligible students in nonpublic schools in participating school districts (in 2011-12: Bensalem, Bristol Township, Centennial, Central Bucks, Council Rock, Pennsbury, Pennridge, Quakertown)throughout Bucks County.
Eligible students must meet educational criteria (see 'How?' below) and reside in specified Title I attendance areas.
The federally-funded Title I program is designed to reinforce basic reading skills and strengthen and improve overall reading performance.
Services are provided during the normal school day and student groups meet two times per week for approximately 80 minutes of instruction.
Title I service is provided in a small group setting in a classroom within the school building (space permitting) or in classroom trailers located on school grounds.
Students are selected for the program based on teacher recommendation and qualifying criteria that is gathered through formal and informal reading assessments. An eclectic teaching approach is used to meet individual students' needs. On-going communication occurs between the Title I reading specialist, classroom teacher, and parents regarding student achievement.
Consistent with federal guidelines, the BCIU requires a Compact with parents of students in the Title I Nonpublic program to help build a partnership to enable children to achieve high academic standards.. To view the Compact, click here: Parent Compact.